I am searching for maternal relatives of the Regulant/Ragoland/Berenbeim family. Some history of our family is as follows:
Our family patriarch, Chaim Joseph Regulant (Ashkenazi), was born about 1830 in Kiev to a family with the surname Ashkenazi. He was later adopted by the Regulant family to avoid serving in the Russian Army. His mother was born around 1800. He was not the first born son in his Ashkenazi family and had he not been adopted would have been forced to serve in the army. The name Ashkenazi was as common in Russia as Smith is in the United States, or Levy may be in Israel.
Chaim married Ida Chaya Rowale (Rachwalsky) and they had five children: Israel (Suni) married Ruth; Pinchas married Rose Rachwalsky; Bertha married Joseph Oberstein, Joshua (wife unknown) and Tauba/Teibele married Joshua Berenbeim.
My grandfather, Pinchas/Philip, came to America in the early 1900's. His siblings went to Israel where their descendants live to this day. We are all anxious to learn as much as possible about our history and hope to hear from you. Good luck in your search.